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Horst von Mellenthin

Horst von Mellenthin
Born 31 July 1898
Died 8 January 1977(1977-01-08) (aged 78)
Allegiance German Empire (to 1918)
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1915–45
Rank General der Artillerie
Commands held 23. Infanterie-Division
93. Infanterie-Division
205. Infanterie-Division
XVI. Armeekorps
XXXVIII. Panzerkorps
XI. Armeekorps
VIII. Armeekorps

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Relations Friedrich von Mellenthin (a younger brother, who was a Generalmajor in World War II)

Horst von Mellenthin (31 July 1898 – 8 January 1977) was a highly decorated General der Artillerie in the Wehrmacht during World War II who commanded several corps. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 252.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 83.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag.  
  • von Mellenthin, F.W. (Maj.Gen.) (1977). German Generals of World War II: As I Saw Them.

External links

  • World War 2
  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 - 1945
Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Friedrich von Schellwitz
Commander of 23. Infanterie-Division
August 1943 – 1 September 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Paul Gurran
Preceded by
General der Pioniere Otto Tiemann
Commander of 93. Infanterie-Division
1 September 1943 – 1 October 1943
Succeeded by
Generalleutnant Karl Löwrick
Preceded by
Generalmajor Ernst Michael
Commander of 205. Infanterie-Division
1 December 1943 – 20 November 1944
Succeeded by
Generalmajor Ernst Biehler
Preceded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Commanding General of the XVI. Armeekorps
October 1944 – November 1944
Succeeded by
General der Kavallerie Philipp Kleffel
Preceded by
General der Artillerie Kurt Herzog
Commanding General of the XXXVIII. Panzerkorps
8 January 1945 – 15 March 1945
Succeeded by
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Commanding General of the XI. Armeekorps
16 March 1945 – 20 March 1945
Succeeded by
General der Infanterie Rudolf von Bünau
Preceded by
General der Infanterie Friedrich Wiese
Commanding General of the VIII. Armeekorps
20 April 1945 – 8 May 1945
Succeeded by
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